Keep your running on track
The New Year brings with it resolutions to exercise more as well as an increasingly intense training schedule for runners signed up for springtime marathons. But if you don't train correctly, you could be setting yourself up for injury.
The Division of Podiatry at BIDMC will be sponsoring a series of free runners' lectures in January and February to educate every athlete - from a veteran runner to those about to embark on their first race. Topics to be discussed include common foot conditions, preventing and treating injuries, athletic knee injuries and proper shoe selection.
BIDMC speakers include: podiatrists Dr. John Giurini, Thanh Dinh and Emily Cook and Dr. Arun Ramappa, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. They will be joined by other area physicians, physical therapists and a running shoe specialist.
"These lectures will be geared for individuals starting a running program or training for an elite race or marathon," said Giurini. "The goal will be to provide information on how to avoid common injuries, what to do if you develop an injury and keeping your training on track to avoid down time."
The dates, times and locations of the lectures are:
- Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at BIDMC, 1 Autumn Street, Auditorium A;
- Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave., Enders Auditorium, first floor;
- Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at BID HealthCare Lexington, 482 Bedford St., Lexington
To register, call (63)2-7086 or click here.